The High Cross

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Tigheone
Newry, UK57 contributions
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Situated on The Diamond, a Celtic Cross that has been on site for many years . Well worth stopping to inspect.
Written November 3, 2017
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Hugh Patrick T
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The cross is a beautiful 10th century stone structure. It shows Norse and English cultural influence from its times. It is a little worn but you can still make out the biblical scenes.
Written August 9, 2017
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john m
Northern Ireland, UK377 contributions
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A marriage of two ancient crosses, this is well worn by time, like many in Ireland.
Unlike most, it has a proper information board with which to decipher the carvings. it was carved in harder times when illiteracy was the norm, and illustrates biblical themes.

It's well protected by railings in Clones' charming main square, and should be on every visitor's must-see list, along with the inexplicably neglected round tower!
Written October 27, 2016
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Original T-Bird
Bangor, UK3,146 contributions
The High Cross is a tenth century sandstone cross that is situated in the centre of Clones.

It is made up of two separate crosses (head of one & shaft of another) & has carved images on all sides. It is amongst the remains of a monastery founded in Clones.

As it is Christmas time there is currently a nativity stand beside the cross which works well. This attraction is a lovely centrepiece & worth taking a few minutes to view.
Written December 17, 2014
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Morgey_1
Clones, Ireland10 contributions
Couples
The High Cross Belongs to the Ulster Group of Scripture Crosses. It comprises at least two crosses, the shaft dating from the 9th/10th century and the head from a later date. The cross shows scenes from the old and new testament. A must see
Written November 25, 2014
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Egnorts
Tullamore, Ireland32 contributions
Very interesting link to the past in the very centre of the town. Should really be in a museum to protect it from the elements.
Written June 12, 2022
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John M
Lyon, France1,834 contributions
Couples
We arrived on a very busy day and the town square (the Diamond) was thronged with people. At first the impressive monument looked like yet another war memorial (so common in these parts) but it turned out to be a Celtic cross, believed to originate from tenth century and composed of 2 separate crosses, consisting of the head of one cross and the shaft of a second one, from the remains of a monastery founded there by St Tiernach in the sixth century.

The effects of erosion and inclement weather over the centuries have effaced some of the detail but biblical scenes are still visible on the shaft that link this cross to other high crosses in the Ulster region. Beaded decorations are located on the sides and also around the distinctive collar at the top of the shaft. The cross stands in front of St Tiernach’s Church of Ireland (still very much in use), and is surrounded but a sturdy spiked iron railing to deter any potential vandals, but such things are unlikely in this respectful community. The Shrine of St Tiernach and a very tall well-preserved round tower are located in a graveyard just 100 metres from the Diamond.
Written April 2, 2019
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cyndyjones47
Sanbornville, NH243 contributions
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Clones is located near the border of Northern Ireland. It is a lovely town and easy for a self walking tour. We arrived on a Sunday and it was quiet. The Celtic cross on the diamond is believed to originate from 2 separate crosses. The Round Tower is located in the St Tighearnach Cemetery. There is also church shaped shrine/tomb for St. Tighearnach. The Wee Chapel remains is lovely and believed associated with St. Tighearnach. There is also the Cassandra Hand Famine Center where women were taught to crochet fine lace during the famine. We really enjoyed our walk through the town.
Written September 24, 2018
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creightongla
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It is a town with many historic buildings and graveyards, also they have just discovered Clones Castle and are in the process of excavation. Add this to The Round Tower site,The Abbey site and also the historic town walk makes it a must visit town.
Written August 27, 2018
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bluemagpie2013
Dublin, Ireland47 contributions
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One of many places to visit in this heritage town. Situated in the Diamond, the centre of town, near a Church of Ireland, its surrounded by a car park. Within walking distance is a round tower and Abbey worth visiting.
Written March 30, 2017
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